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Simulation Manikins To Train Air Ambulance Crew

Air Ambulance Beach

11:54am 3rd July 2013

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance have spent £40,000 on three new simulation mannequins to help train their paramedics.

'SimMan Essential', 'Crash Kelly', and 'Newborn Anne' became the latest members of the team. The mannequins are all realistic in size and weight.
Dr Farhad Islam, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Royal Bournemouth Hospital told Wessex: "The mannequin is similar to the ones we use in hospital to teach doctors and is particularly useful for practising less frequently encountered but critical lifesaving procedures, as well as improving team working skills with an added sense of realism."

'SimMan Essential' is a wireless patient simulator and helps to teach the skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management. It features a variety of eye movements, abnormal breathing sounds, vascular access, drug recognition and a number of cardiac features.

'Crash Kelly' is a training mannaquin with realistic bending of the joints, so that the mannaquin can be placed in different settings for rescue. The head can be tilted forward, backward, or rotated 90 degrees.

'Newborn Anne' is a mannaquin which focusses on the resuscitation skills used in the first ten minutes of a newborn baby's life. Anne represents a newborn baby girl weighing 7lb.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has attended more than 9,350 emergencies since its launch in March 2000, saving many lives.

They're very grateful for all your support.

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